Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times by Karen Malone, Son Truong, Tonia Gray

By Karen Malone, Son Truong, Tonia Gray

This ebook displays the significant attraction of the Anthropocene and how it stimulates new discussions and ideas for reimagining sustainability and its position in schooling in those precarious occasions. The authors discover those new imaginings for sustainability utilizing various theoretical views on the way to give some thought to leading edge methods of attractive with options which are now influencing the sphere of sustainability and schooling. via their theoretical research, study and box paintings, the authors discover novel techniques to designing sustainability and sustainability schooling.  These ways, even though assorted in concentration, all spotlight the advanced interdependencies of the human and more-than-human global, and through unpacking binaries resembling human/nature, nature/culture, subject/object and de-centring the human reveal the complexities of an entangled human-nature relation which are shaping our knowing of sustainability. those messy kinfolk problem the well-versed mantras of anthropocentric exceptionalism in sustainability and sustainability schooling and provide new questions instead of solutions for researchers, educators, and practitioners to discover. As operating with new theoretical lenses isn't really constantly effortless, this ebook additionally highlights the authors’ equipment for impending those rules and imaginings.

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5). M. au © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017 K. Malone et al. 1007/978-981-10-2550-1_2 17 18 M. Somerville New posthuman philosophical approaches generated within the scholarly activity of the Anthropocene offer a radical re-thinking of the relationship between the human subject and the world in the face of human induced climate change and the attendant massive species loss and environmental destruction. Embedded within these issues, the unequal distribution of wealth and resources, the growth in global poverty, and escalating global conflicts, dispossession, and war are parallel social problems related in complex ways to the exploitation of the planet (Taylor, 2014).

Accordingly, this essay does feel the need to criticise the weaknesses of classical humanism. The essay is rather directed to the critique of its alternatives in order to find a viable way of recognising that the condition of the Anthropocene is embedded in the nature of how we live and think now, not primarily in the presuppositions of a few posthumanist philosophers or some putative problem with dualism. 3 Alternative Paradigms for Sustainability: Decentring the Human Without Becoming… 31 The Problem with Posthumanism  roblem One.

107). What he actually says is that animals feel pain just as humans feel pain, but they do not ‘suffer’ in the meta-sense because there is no rational cogito to do the suffering. Whether or not that is empirically true is not the issue here. The issue is that posthumanists tend to criticise the classical humanists based on a series of tropes taken out of context. ‘Man is the measure of all things’ and Leonardo’s Vitruvian man are their favourite examples.  35). Think for a moment about the anthropomorphism involved in such a claim.

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